TABLE 30.
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18 October 2005

THE DESCENDANTS OF JOHN ARBUTHNOT Senior and AGNES, née DUNCAN.

 

JOHN ARBUTHNOT, Senior. A mariner and carpenter. Married AGNES DUNCAN, daughter of ALEXANDER DUNCAN, a carpenter.
A.

ALEXANDER ARBUTHNOT, first of the name. Baptized Montrose 1 May 1681. Witnesses: ALEXANDER DUNCAN, carpenter; ALEXANDER TURNBULL, Senior, baillie and ALEXANDER ARBUTHNOT, baillie. Presumably died young.

B.

MARGARET ARBUTHNOT. Baptized Montrose 31 October 1681.

C.

JAMES ARBUTHNOT. Baptized Montrose 23 September 1684. Witnesses: JAMES GENTLEMAN, JACOB DUNCAN and JACOB GREIG.

D.

JOHN ARBUTHNOT, Junior. Baptized Montrose 17 August 1686. Witnesses: JOHN THOMSON, coupar, JOHN DUNCAN and JOHN CAITHNESS.

E.

ROBERT ARBUTHNOT. Baptized Montrose 19 August 1688. Witnesses: ROBERT OCHTERLONIE, merchant; ROBERT CRESHEN, mariner and ROBERT FERGUSSONE, wright.

F.

ALEXANDER ARBUTHNOT, second of the name. Baptized Montrose 30 September 1690. Witnesses: ALEXANDER TURNBULL, Senior, late baillie and his son, ALEXANDER TURNBULL, Junior, merchant.

G.

DAVID ARBUTHNOT. Baptized Montrose 7 August 1692. Witnesses: DAVID JUNKINE, merchant and DAVID WOOD, skipper.

     
  Old parochial register entries of births, marriages and deaths really give insufficient information to initiate research: they give no clue as to age, place of birth or parentage and thus it is difficult to prove the relevance of any baptismal entries found. On the whole, the further  back we go, the fewer details about individuals survive and the more frustrating research becomes. The lack of entries for Montrose 1615-73 suggests that either this generation of Arbuthnots came from outwith Montrose or that it was not yet common practice in Montrose to register the baptisms of one's children in the Old parochial registers.

It would be nice to think that John (Table 30), James (Table 67) and Alexander (Table 74) were brothers, but it would probably never be possible to prove this from old parochial registers.

 
     


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